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by Re6/6
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Balcombe developments
Replies: 15
Views: 395

Re: Balcombe developments

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by Re6/6
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: Eileens, Corona Virus and Shows

Thank you for your efforts Derek. I'm sure that we all appreciate it.
by Re6/6
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4

For information, the disc wheels are additionally available in 8mm, 9.6mm, 10.5mm and 12mm.
by Re6/6
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4

Worth every penny. Pity they are double insulated, the original ones could be used for pickups - for coach lighting for example. I do remember with the single insulated ones - you had to ensure the wheels were the right way round - otherwise mysterious shorts! Indeed Tim, many a cross moment with m...
by Re6/6
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4

Yes they are dearer (£3.80 per axle IIRC) but without 'error' and well worth the extra IMHO.

Also they're now double insulated.

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by Re6/6
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Coaches and NPCS
Topic: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Converting Hornby Collett Non Corridor Stock to P4

Brian Osborne at Branchlines still has a supply of 'Black Beetle' wheels from the Australian manufacturer as far as I know.

They're now supplied in stainless steel. As Tim says they're very solid and very round!
by Re6/6
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Adjustable trestles
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Adjustable trestles

We have used these, or ones purchased a few years ago from Screwfix at a similar price for use on our Balcombe and Ouse Valley layout and find them ideal, so much so that we'll will never again use wooden home made trestles. The adjustable height starts at 800mm from floor level and the next at 850m...
by Re6/6
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: Rail notches

Thanks.
by Re6/6
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: Rail notches

What is the grooved rail in the picture please?

Thanks.
by Re6/6
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28526

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in bringing "Ouse Valley/Balcombe" to the show. Richard Thank you Richard for your kind comments. Much appreciated. Rod, I just wondered ... do you have any plans or thoughts for a back scene to the viaduct? Tim, as Rod has said we do indeed...
by Re6/6
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28526

Re: Scaleforum 2019

It is, and I would like to thank Rod and John and the rest of the team for bringing the layout to Scaleforum. It is I believe very much the work of two people which is quite amazing in itself. There were problems which I am sure were very frustrating after all the work that has been done and having...
by Re6/6
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28526

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I saw the Q1 and ballast hoppers in the fiddle yard at Scaleforum, and assumed that the brake van had yet to be attached. I presume it's absence in the video is intentional, so was this a peculiarity of SR practice? I ask because I had always understood that a brake van was required for all main li...
by Re6/6
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 28526

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Very many thanks to Terry for all his efforts in bringing us superb Scaleforums over the years. I'm sure that the poor man must have waited in trepidation for a phone call from us (for the third time) that we wouldn't be coming! This time we made it. Here are some rather wobbly videos of traffic pro...
by Re6/6
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 121
Views: 16876

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Just splendid Robin!
by Re6/6
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 5509

Re: Wizard Models

What circumstances might cause traders to decide to leave shows and go only on-line? I suspect that it's a matter of costs David. I believe that traders have to pay for attending shows plus their accommodation and travel. Unless something changes I reckon more will follow. Unfortunately it's a sign...
by Re6/6
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 12838

Re: Cheddar

Although a little OT, we had a serious problem using Slaters 'Plasticard' Flemish Bond sheets for the cladding on our Ouse Valley Viaduct. After starting the work we were somewhat irritated to find that the embossing wasn't straight as it sloped down on one side (two courses out over the width of th...
by Re6/6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 5347

Re: Brassmasters J94

Jim, Apologies, have battled hard to find a way of attaching a photo to a PM and finally give up! You can't Geraint! It would seem to be impossible with PMs on here. Perhaps our Administrators could do something about it for us. It worked in an earlier incarnation of RMweb which was very similar lo...
by Re6/6
Wed May 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

We use a very heavy Heljan Cl 47 on Balcombe!
by Re6/6
Thu May 16, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1945

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

We have one for 'Balcombe'. Rod successfully converted it using (IIRC) Brassmasters CCUs. I'll ask him for some pictures when he's available.
by Re6/6
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 4824

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Very elegant method Bob :thumb ….or you could try Baron von Harrap's way, which ruffles feathers but works a treat! https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/37678-handbuilt-track/page/2/ Steve Indeed Steve! I've used the method successfully a few times. If I remember correctly Brian told ...
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 7385

Re: 2019 S4 North

I.D. Backscenes do a huge range of good quality mainly UK backscenes 10ft long in either good quality paper or more expensive self adhesive vinyl. https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/backscenes.htm Around 1ft sections of #202 pack A 20190330_074952.jpg 20190330_075022.jpg This is a rough experiment u...
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 3740

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Colin's fine work.
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by Re6/6
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 3740

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Indeed, awful news. My condolences to you Barry and the family. I never met Colin in person but we did contact by PMs as we both had an interest in Southern EMUs. It's sad that both Colin and Teddy Francis have passed away. Two superbly skilled craftsmen in the construction of EMUs and coaches in Pl...
by Re6/6
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

Re: Flywheel sources

Branchlines would be worth contacting.

Brian Osborne is always very helpful. 01373 822231. sales@branchlines.com

This is from an old list so prices would be somewhat out of date!
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by Re6/6
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Foamex

It was the 3mm thickness that was recommended with the comment that it can be bent around curves. May try it. I can get a piece the correct height with a required length of around 7'. Delivery costs more than the piece! Some suppliers sell sample pieces that you could try first or you could buy an ...

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